Monday Makeover

Good morning all!  I hope you had a lovely weekend.  Today’s makeover is a DIY Tray Makeover..   I’ve had these trays for years, stored away and not being used.  After seeing all the lovely trays – I decided to pull them out and give them a makeover.    This project cost me Zero dollars because I already had the items around the house.  Time to put them to use with new looks.  I have four of them but this weekend I worked on two.

I had this wallpaper sample book stored away as well.  As an fyi.. no I didn’t sell wallpaper..chuckles.. but a friend gave it to me and naturally I took it..(they were such pretty samples) kinda figured they’d come in handy one day..



Spray paint to change the color…


Used modge podge to glue it down

Here’s the a new look for tray #1



This has definitely softened the look of the tray

Tray #2 has become a desk tray (of course I had to use the leopard print)

A quick spray of gold metallic paint to create the gold accessories


I’m pleased with the new looks and look forward to completing the other two!  BTW – If any of you care to make over a tray – let me know – I’ve got plenty of paper and would love to share it with you.   Just send me a message and I’ll send you pictures of selections.  All I ask is that you share your project with me 🙂




6 thoughts on “Monday Makeover

  1. I saw your comment on Erin’s blog and I’m so glad that I popped on over to visit because… WOW! I love how you made over those trays, especially that leopard print…. bravo. I will definitely be trying this project real soon… 🙂

  2. Good call on using the wall paper sample books. It’s a shame that some design companies just throw them away. Nice and easy way to change up your tray whenever the mood hits you. Love it!

  3. Ok, you are seriously brilliant…you painted the handles on your scissors. I have never known anyone who thought to do that. Your bed is fabulous. I love that it is an antique, but I love even more its simplicity. You just blow my mind, painting the strong, maybe vinyl, textured wallpaper to line a tray, a shelf, a drawer…you make me realize that I am not using my entire brain. But, you are!

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